Origins Available: German-Alt
The surname Breunning is a ancient German name that originated in the Rhineland
. While the Germans at first used only one name, population increases created confusion among people of the same name, forcing them to adopt hereditary surnames
. Two common types of German names are patronymic
names, taken from the given name of the father, and metronymic names, taken from the name of the mother. Breunning was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Bruno, which was originally derived from the Old German word bruen, which means brown.
Early Origins of the Breunning family
The surname Breunning was first found in the Rhineland
, where the name Breuning contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and later played a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into many houses, where members continued to play a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Breunning family
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Breunning Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Breuning, Breunning, Breuninge, Bruning, Brunning, Bruninge, Brunninger, Bruninger, Bruningher and many more.
Early Notables of the Breunning family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breunning family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Veith Bruningher who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731; Anna Marie, Balthzer and Johan Gotlieb Breuninger all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733; Henry Brunning who arrived in Charleston, S. C. in 1840.